Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 The Christmas Song
3:13
2 Deck the Halls
1:10
3 Adeste Fideles
2:29
4 O Tannenbaum
3:01
5 O, Little Town of Bethlehem
2:20
6 I Saw Three Ships
1:29
7 O Holy Night
2:58
8 Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
1:50
9 A Cradle in Bethlehem
3:27
10 Away in a Manger
2:02
11 Joy to the World
1:27
12 The First Noel
1:59
13 Caroling, Caroling
2:04
14 Silent Night
2:07

Credits

CD 1

piano:
Nat King Cole (track 1)
additional arranger:
Sir John Stainer (1871) (track 12)
additional composer:
Lowell Mason (1839) (track 11)
William H. Cummings (1855) (track 8)
additional lyricist:
George Whitefield (1753) (track 8)
Davies Gilbert (1823) (track 12)
Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (1892) (track 10)
arranger:
Edith Bergdahl (tracks 2–8, 10–12, 14)
Nat King Cole (tracks 2–8, 10–12, 14)
Davies Gilbert (1823) (track 12)
composer:
Alfred S. Burt (track 13)
George Frideric Handel (German‐British baroque composer) (track 11)
Carl Mueller (track 10)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 2, 6, 12)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (1500 – 1600) (track 4)
John Francis Wade (1740 – 1743) (track 3)
Franz Xaver Gruber (1818) (track 14)
Felix Mendelssohn (1840) (track 8)
Adolphe Adam (1847) (track 7)
Lewis Henry Redner (1868) (track 5)
James R. Murray (1885) (track 10)
Mel Tormé (1944) (track 1)
conductor:
Ralph Carmichael (1960) (tracks 2–14)
Ralph Carmichael (1961) (track 1)
lead vocals:
Nat King Cole (1960) (track 2)
lyricist:
Wihla Hutson (track 13)
Thomas Oliphant (track 2)
Isaac Watts (hymn writer) (track 11)
[anonymous] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 10)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 6, 12)
Charles Wesley (hymn writer) (1739) (track 8)
John Francis Wade (1740 – 1743) (track 3)
Josef Mohr (1816) (track 14)
Ernst Anschütz (1824) (track 4)
John Sullivan Dwight (1855) (track 7)
Phillips Brooks (1868) (track 5)
Mel Tormé (1944) (track 1)
Robert Wells (songwriter) (1944) (track 1)
orchestrator:
Charles R. Grean (track 1)
Pete Rugolo (track 1)
producer:
Lee Gillette (tracks 1–14)
publisher:
William B. Sandys (1823) (track 12)
William B. Sandys (1833) (track 12)
translator:
John Freeman Young (1859) (track 14)
vocals:
Nat King Cole (1960) (tracks 3–14)
Nat King Cole (1961) (track 1)
writer:
Alfred Bryan (US songwriter) (track 9)
Larry Stock (track 9)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 10)
publisher:
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (track 1)
Edwin H. Morris & Co., Inc. (1946 –) (track 1)
part of:
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 700) (track 6)
arrangements:
Adeste Fideles (arr. Willcocks) (track 3)
Deck the Hall (arr. Rutter) (track 2)
Deck the Hall (arr. Wilberg) (track 2)
Deck the Halls (Mannheim Steamroller arrangement) (track 2)
Deck the Halls (arr. Lichte) (track 2)
Deck the Halls (Jim Dooley's arrangement) (track 2)
Deck the Halls (Beegie Adair, Roger Spencer arrangements) (track 2)
Enkellaulu kajahtaa (translated) (track 8)
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (arr. Wilcocks) (track 8)
Hark! the Herald Angels Sing (Sovereign Grace version) (track 8)
I Saw Three Ships (for choir and orchestra, arr. Rutter) (track 6)
I Saw Three Ships (arr. Willcocks) (track 6)
Joy to the World (Mannheim Steamroller arrangement) (track 11)
Joy to the World (arr. Johnson and Ricketts) (track 11)
Joy to the World (Geoff Zanelli's arrangement) (track 11)
Joy to the World (John Rutter's arrangement) (track 11)
Joy to the World (Our God Reigns) (Sovereign Grace version of Joy to the World) (track 11)
O Come All Ye Faithful (Trans‐Siberian Orchestra arrangement) (track 3)
O Holy Night (catch-all for arrangements) (track 7)
O Holy Night (Mariah Carey arrangement) (track 7)
O Holy Night (Trans‐Siberian Orchestra arrangement) (track 7)
O Holy Night (arr. Johnson, orch. Volpi) (track 7)
O Little Town of Bethlehem (Mannheim Steamroller arrangement) (track 5)
O Little Town of Bethlehem (Culloton arrangement) (track 5)
O Tannenbaum (Vince Guaraldi adaptation) (track 4)
O Tannenbaum (arr. Parker/Shaw) (track 4)
Oh Holy Night (for Sara Stevens) (track 7)
Oh Tannenbaum (Peter White's arrangement) (track 4)
O’ Tannenbaum (Mannheim Steamroller arrangement) (track 4)
Silent Night (arr. Rose) (track 14)
Silent Night (arr. Johnson, orch. Volpi) (track 14)
Silent Night (Damien Rice song) (track 14)
Silent Night (arr. Rutter) (track 14)
Silent Night, Holy Night (arranged by Malcolm Sargent) (track 14)
The First Noel (arrangement by Elvis Presley) (track 12)
The First Noel (Bob Dylan arrangement) (track 12)
cover recording of:
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) (1961-03-30) (track 1)
has revision:
is based on:
Nos Galan (track 2)
is the basis for:
Away in a Manger (Jim Ed Norman arrangement) (track 10)
Boughs of Holly (track 2)
Faith Noel (track 3)
Good King Joy (track 11)
Holy Night (track 14)
Joy to the World (Mariah Carey song, based off both the Christmas carol and the Hoyt Axton/Three Dog Night song) (track 11)
Joy to the World (track 11)
Joy to the World (Peter Cardinali arrangement) (track 11)
O Holy Night (Peter Cardinali arrangement) (track 7)
PDX-mas Carol (tracks 2, 11)
The Christmas Song (track 1)
With One Voice (track 8)
later parody versions:
O Holy Tonight! (Aqua Teen Hunger Force version) (track 7)
O Tannebaum (track 4)
Silent Night (Aqua Teen Hunger Force version) (track 14)
Silent Night (track 14)
later translated versions:
Ak, eglīte (Latvian version of German "O Tannenbaum") (track 4)
Ak, svētā nakts (track 7)
Debespulks dzied apstarots (Latvian version of English "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing") (track 8)
Joululaulu (Hiljaa leijaa maahan hiutaleet) (track 1)
Jouluyönä (Juhlimaan tulkaa toivon täyttymistä) (track 3)
Jūs, ticīgie, nāciet (Latvian version of Latin "Adeste Fideles" / English "O Come, All Ye Faithful") (track 3)
Līksmi lai skan (Latvian version of English "Joy to the World") (track 11)
Mon beau sapin (track 4)
O Christmas Tree (English version of German "O Tannenbaum") (track 4)
O Come All Ye Faithful (English version of Latin "Adeste Fideles" - Ralph Carmichael arrangement) (track 3)
O Come, All Ye Faithful (English version of Latin "Adeste Fideles") (track 3)
Oi kuusipuu (track 4)
Riemuita saa (translated by V. Arti) (track 11)
Riemuita saa! (translated by Hilkka Norkamo) (track 11)
The First Noel (track 12)
Tu mazā, klusā Betlēme (Latvian version of "O Little Town of Bethlehem") (track 5)
Wij komen tezamen (katholieke berijming) (track 3)
天には栄え (Japanese version of “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”) (track 8)
新生王 (track 8)
later versions:
Adeste Fideles (Latin version, Steven Mercurio arrangement) (track 3)
Deck the Halls (track 2)
Duck the Halls (track 2)
First Noël (track 12)
Forest Green (lyrics of "O Little Town of Bethlehem" set to a different tune, the traditional carol as sung in the UK and in the Episcopal church in the US) (track 5)
Hark the Herald Angels Sing (Bob Dylan arrangement) (track 8)
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (John Ferguson arrangement) (track 8)
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Die Toten Hosen arrangement) (track 8)
Little Town (Cliff Richard carol -- the traditional words set to new music) (track 5)
O Little Town of Bethlehem (Kenneth Jennings arrangement) (track 5)
O' Little Town of Bethlehem (Bob Dylan arrangement) (track 5)
Oh Tannenbaum (track 4)
Silent Night (Lindner version) (track 14)
Silent Night (Elvis Presley version) (track 14)
part of:
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944 film) (track 12)
recording of:
Away in a Manger (Mueller variation) (track 10)
Caroling, Caroling (track 13)
Deck the Halls (track 2)
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Christmas carol) (track 8)
I Saw Three Ships (track 6)
Joy to the World (Christmas carol) (track 11)
O Holy Night (track 7)
O Little Town of Bethlehem (traditional carol sung in the US to the tune of "St. Louis", cf. the version commonly sung to the hymn tune "Forest Green" in the UK) (track 5)
O Tannenbaum (original German version) (track 4)
Silent Night (track 14)
The First Noël (track 12)
Adeste fideles (original latin version) (1960) (track 3)
referred to in medleys:
A Christmas Festival (tracks 2, 8, 11)
Christmas Train (medley) (tracks 2, 8, 11)
Adeste Fideles (Bing Crosby arrangement) (track 3)
Christmas Medley (Bing Crosby version) (tracks 2, 5, 10)
Megamix 3 (It Must Be Christmas) (track 1)
Mix 4 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (track 2)
Megamix 2 (It Must Be Christmas) (track 14)
Megamix 4 (It Must Be Christmas) (track 2)
Mix 3 (The Best Xmas Party Ever!) (tracks 1, 14)
Noëls pour cordes (tracks 5, 8, 11, 14)
translated version of:
version of:
Cantique de Noël "Minuit chrétiens" (French original of "O Holy Night") (track 7)
St. Louis (track 5)
The First Nowell (track 12)